Category: All grades

Resources for parents and teachers

Flipgrid

Flipgrid provides educators with a free and easy to use online learning platform. It provides resources for learners, educators, and families for learning online or remotely. Educators can communicate and provide instruction to their students and their families through video. They also explain step by step how to use Flipgrid for online or remote learning.

MobyMax

MobyMax provides a complete curriculum along with assessments for educators and families. It is free to sign up for a teacher account. You can create classes, assess students, and track progress easily through MobyMax. The cost for a school license starts at $99, but is free during school closures due to COVID-19.

Nessy

Nessy provides programs to help learners of all abilities to read, write, spell, and type. The programs are designed to support students who learn differently or have learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, that makes learning challenging. They provide free dyslexia tests, as well as research-based lessons, activities, and information for educators and families. Nessy is …

STEM Toys for Kids Stuck at Home During Coronavirus

STEM toys—which help kids build skills in science, technology, engineering, and math—can be a helpful bridge between educational exploration and playtime What sets STEM toys apart is their potential for open-ended, creative, child-driven play. https://thewirecutter.com/blog/stem-toys-kids-coronavirus/  

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Let’s Catch Kids Being Good, and Reinforce Their Positive Choices PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) programs address the need for increased interventions in the areas of social, emotional, and behavioral support. The ultimate goal is to recognize and reinforce positive and pro-social behaviors. For example, if a kid displays positive behaviors related to the skill …

Little Kids Rock Music Lessons

School Closure Music Resources for Teachers. The team at Little Kids Rock is committed to doing all we can do to help you, your kids and your communities to thrive and survive during this outbreak.  Learn to play your favorite instrument and songs. Write and record your own music, learn how to sing, listen to …

Sun West School Division

The Sun West School Division in Canada has an amazing array of free resources for teachers and parents on their website available for free and, mostly, without a log in. There are collections of wellness activities and resources for students during Covid-19, movement resources including at home workouts to do with kids, art applications and …

Lunch Doodles

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems is a daily doodle drawing activity and video from the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The videos are fun, the activity sheets are good, and there are lots of episodes to watch and draw along to.

ESL Library

ESL Library is a resource site for ESOL teachers with lessons, digital activities, online homework, and flashcards. The website costs $7 per teacher per month. Parents and caregivers can also sign up for the site. Lessons include tasks, audio sections, activities, vocabulary information and more. All resources are available in ESOL levels from Pre-Beginner and …

National Science Teachers Association

The National Science Teachers Association has science ebooks and activities for all grades that are free during school closures. Each book features pop up questions, review activities. The texts are engaging, science aligned, and provide strong explanations of content. The only shortcoming is that the books are slow to load so there is a time …

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